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The American Universal Geography View Of The Present State In The Known World printed 1793

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    Posted 3 months ago

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    This was a Find at the Flea Market Today Saturday July 10th, 2021 An Antique 228 year old Book with a full title of "The American Universal Geography, Or, A View Of All The Empires, Kingdoms, States, And Republics In The Known World And Of The United States Of America In Particular." Part I. By Jedidiah Morse, A. M. Printed At Boston, By Isaiah Thomas And Ebenezer T. Andrews. MDCCXCIII
    What a Great Book to Have, just holding something this Old that is Paper and still readable, and not a Religious Book, I Have Much Older Books but they are Bibles, Foreign Language, or Religious Writings. This is Published in Early United States Of America, in English. Each Page of the 696 page Book was Printed with a Printing Press. Incredible to me, the Work that went into making this Sheep Skin Covered Book, no wonder only the Wealthy own these! Yes I Really Like This Book! :^D
    1st photo 1/2 of a 4 fold Map of the Known World, and Title Page
    2nd photo Book Spine Binding
    3rd photo page 144 and 145 Nova Scotia and Island of St. John
    4th photo page 694 and 695 New Discoveries The Friendly Islands named by Capt. Cook 1773, and New Zealand Discovered by Tasman the Dutch Navigator in 1642 . . .
    Reading is still fairly hard S's look like f's and some words used are not used today, but it is very interesting to me! :^D

    Thank You for Looking all Comments on this Post are welcome, and appreciated :^)

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      Thank You Brian and Patricia, for the Love that You both gave, it's appreciated :^)
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 months ago
      Let me know if you find anything interesting about St. Maarten/St. Martin.
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 3 months ago
      Yes, this is so nice! What a great find. Old books and maps! I wonder if Lewis and Clark referred to it. I am sure it was in Jefferson's library!

      Bill, thank you for the wonderful books you sent me and I am still looking through "Ladies Book, Jan-July 1863". Many wonderful illustrations and articles. So nice that you thought of me. Viva La Caza!
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      Hey bb2, will do! I'll see what I can find and if anything I will Post it for You! :^D

      Thank You my #1 Mary, yes I wonder who it was made for/had it First, and The people that used/read it through the over 200 years, it didn't just sit in a wall Library that's for sure! You are very Welcome Mary it was nice to be able to give them to You! :^D

      Thank You for taking a look at this wonderful Book, Kevin, aura, my #1 Mary and bb2 was here too, and for the love that You all gave, it's very much appreciated! :^)


    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      Hey bb2, I couldn't really find anything on St. Martin, it could be the time that it was the United States didn't want to favor the French, or the Dutch as in control of the Island so didn't even list it on the Maps or who Claimed it, maybe because They had interest in claiming also? I'll post three photos, two from the Maps of the area, and the other the Countries Claiming the Islands in the Area from the Book! Thanks bb2! :^)
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 months ago
      That would be interesting to see, Bill. When this was published, the Islands of Saba, St. Maarten/St. Martin and St. Eustatius were changing hands so many times that it was hard to keep up with. Statia (St. Eustatius) surrendered 22 times without firing a shot (not counting the time they surrendered to me). Until recently, Statia thought their flag was all white.
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      Thanks bb2, what I found is Posted! :^)

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